Barsotti, D. and Boetcher, S., "Novel Battery Cold Plate Design for Increased Passive Cooling," SAE Technical Paper 2014-01-1919, 2014, doi:10.4271/2014-01-1919.
The present study discusses the benefits of using a phase change material (PCM) based cold plate for more efficient energy storage system (ESS) cooling in Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV). This paper numerically demonstrates the benefits that a PCM cold plate has over a more conventional aluminum cold plate design. These benefits include six times more passive cooling capacity and a 66% mass reduction. Further investigations into improving the system were conducted in an effort to maximize passive cooling.